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'I honestly thought I was going to die': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

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Some of the smart alecs in Dublin who may have picked on me in the past. Well, you know what? They’ll have to pick through him to get to me.

Michael Healy-Rae said his critics will now have to take on two people as his brother is elected to the Dáil.

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To attack not one, but two, women in their own homes and worse still in front of their young children, is utterly repulsive and worthy of this life sentence.

The words of Detective Constable Steve Darragh after Trevor Lawlor (pictured), originally from Blanchardstown in Dublin, was jailed for life in England.

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I honestly thought I was going to die.

Irishman Dylan Souster on being attacked twice in Australia for being gay.


I don’t think the people of Waterford are happy.

Independent TD John Halligan’s view on the fragile recovery in Ireland’s oldest city.


When you lose a whole generation of young lads, you know sure it’s hardly a great place to live. They were heading to Bondi and places… sure you could hardly blame them.

Liam Kelly, a Bunclody native, spoke of the effect of emigration on the town.

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Last Tuesday, I worked the hardest and most dangerous shift ever in the Emergency Department, and I am not alone.

Carol Cronin, a staff nurse, spoke of the stress she and her colleagues are under.

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Democracy is always exciting but it is merciless when it kicks in.

Enda Kenny on the losses his party has suffered in the general election.

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I did what Kilkenny couldn’t do – five in a row.

Michael Lowry on being reelected.

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